Countdown to the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: October 31, 2017

On October 31, 1517 a 34-year-old German monk named Martin Luther nailed a document containing 95 theses, or propositions, to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. In those theses, Luther attacked the prevailing understanding of his age that the Christian Church had the power, through the sacraments, to ensure a person’s salvation. Luther also strongly challenged a related concept—that we are saved, or made right with God, by virtue of…Keep Reading


In 1986, Rev Dr Blair Monie was visiting Russia. He was given a few rubles by a elderly woman, who asked him to buy a candle as a symbol of peace for his congregation when he returned to the United States. She explained that many Russian Orthodox women and youth lit candles and prayed for peace between their two nations. Since then a Peace Candle burns every Sunday in the…Keep Reading